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With her daughter Ilwad looking on, Ilhan Omar was sworn into office, becoming the first Somali American to serve in Congress. Omar arrived in the United States 23 years ago, is one of two Muslim women to serve in Congress and the first person to wear a hijab on the House floor.

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